Hi there! And welcome to my little corner of the internet. Here’s a little bit about me.
I live in Houston, Texas with my three favorite taste testers. Among cooking (and eating!) here are some things I like to do in my spare time: knit, crochet, color, play video games, binge-watch Netflix with Kevin, travel, sing loudly (read: badly) in the car, watch the demonic squirrels in my backyard, and practice amateur photography. I have eclectic tastes.
And few words about my taste testers:
Taste tester #1: Kevin
Husband, first and foremost, but also a valued cheese grater and resident griller (chances are if you see a recipe here using a grill he’s the man behind the tongs). Complete nerd through-and-through. Has extensive knowledge of Pokemon and the Marvel universe. Regularly performs wrestling moves on me (playfully, please don’t be alarmed). Incredible loving man and very hard worker – he’s the reason I’m able to run this site!
Taste tester #2: Milo
Basset Hound/Australian Shepherd mix. Simultaneously very smart and very stupid. Loves all the things. Uses his tongue as a defense mechanism. Systematically destroys every. single. toy. (Kevin says he gets this from me..) Sweetest and goofiest dog I’ve ever had. Only drinks water out of the faucet. If he isn’t running or jumping he isn’t living.
Taste tester #3: Charlie
Schnauzer mix. Laziest dog I know. Uses and pillow and blanket like a human. Thinks he’s a mean machine yet is incredibly easy to scare. Tries to drink water out of the faucet but is just too short. You can usually only see his eyebrows in the mirror (it’s the cutest thing ever). Goes deadweight if the thought of asking him to move even crosses your mind. Has managed to perfect the puppy-dog eyes trick despite being old as dirt.
So what is Away From the Box?
Simply put, it’s a site that I use to share my tried-and-true recipes with friends and readers like you. All of my recipes are from scratch, within reason, because let’s face it… I’m not expecting you to churn your own butter or make your own cheese here. While those are actually fun little projects, aint nobody got time for that every day.
My recipes are full-fat, full-flavor and not suited for any particular diet. Some are naturally healthy and some really aren’t; some are time-consuming and some are super fast; some are for beginners and some are advanced. With the range of recipes here at Away From the Box I’m sure you’ll find something perfect for you.
So there’s a bit about me… tell me more about you! Drop me a line on my contact page if you have any questions or feel up to a chat.
And thanks for stopping by!